Posted: 02/07/10 by Northampton Borough Council
People in Northampton are being invited to join the debate about the electoral landscape of the borough and how they are represented at the Guildhall.
Over the last few months the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has been looking at how the electoral ward boundaries of the town could be redrawn to improve how residents are represented at the Guildhall. In just a couple of weeks the final set of proposals will be submitted to the Commission before their review is finalised.
A new map showing the proposed borough ward boundaries has been created by Northampton Borough Council. This uses the ideas of a cross-party working group, previous public consultation and feedback from the Boundary Commission.
Anyone interested in seeing the map and joining the debate can come along to the Guildhall on Friday 2 July or Monday 5 July. The map will be on display in the Court Room from 3pm to 7pm on both days and council officers will be available to answer questions and record any thoughts you have.
Chair of the Council’s Working Group, Councillor Brian Hoare, said: "This is a chance to completely redraw the ward map of Northampton to better represent the neighbourhoods and communities within our town. We need to know how you feel you could be best served by your Borough Council and represented by your local councillor."
Or if you want to view the Council’s proposals online these are available at www.northampton.gov.uk/electoralreview and you can email feedback to email@example.com.
Further information on electoral reviews and guidance on what sort of information the Boundary Commission is looking for is available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk. All comments must be received by the Commission by Monday 19 July.